Alexander Hantel, M.D., an experienced medical oncologist, shared in Edwards-Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that your body was built to move. It’s how you were made. That’s why it’s so important for your health to keep moving — even during cancer treatment.
Newer research has shown that exercise has many benefits during and after treatment. This doesn’t mean you need to hop on a treadmill and train for a 5K. There are less intensive whole body exercises that you can implement into your lifestyle to help improve your mind, body and spirit.
Yoga is a great example. Yoga combines physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Poses are designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.
Research shows that practicing yoga during cancer treatment has several benefits.Yoga can help boost your mood, improve balance and blood flow. It can also help control physical functions like blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, metabolism and body temperature. Read more